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- Juneteenth: A celebration of freedom — and a continued dreamJuneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S., is a day to celebrate freedom — and a time to dream, says one Georgia Southern University professor.
- Taboo no more: Wikipedia moves from secondary source to teaching tool in Georgia Southern history professor’s classGeorgia Southern University history professor Kathleen Comerford, Ph.D., turned to an unlikely source for her students’ research projects after access to primary sources was limited during the COVID-19 pandemic. The students were tasked with writing Wikipedia articles as their projects, which changed the way the students and Comerford looked at Wikipedia’s usefulness in higher education.
- Georgia Southern grad student researches different planting treatment effects on Tybee Island sand dunesThe sand dunes of Tybee Island have taken a beating in recent hurricane seasons. Georgia Southern University biology graduate student Shannon Matzke is researching ways to combat the destruction of the dunes for her restoration project by collecting data on the effects of various planting techniques to see which technique best increases the longevity of the dunes.
- Public health student named 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year by national honor societyA 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year Award from Eta Sigma Gamma, a national honorary society for the profession of health education, is evidence of the hard work and growth that Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health senior Ife Kayode has experienced during her time at Georgia Southern University.
- Writing and Linguistics faculty member, student researching inclusive technical editing practicesGeorgia Southern University associate professor of writing and linguistics Joanna Schreiber, Ph.D., and senior Sedona Benjamin are working together to highlight trends in professional and technical editing to figure out the best inclusive editing practices.
- Georgia Southern partnering with SALT to give students professional experience, job opportunitiesGeorgia Southern University alumnus Stacey Roach knows the struggle students face when looking to gain professional experience while in college. As Chief Operating Officer of IT company InventureIT, he also knows the difficulty of bringing innovative technology and ideas to the professional world.
- Civil engineering graduate thrived through engagementFor as long as she can remember, Myla Kelly has been enthralled by architecture. It was this fascination which led her to pursue a degree in civil engineering.
- From athlete to engineer, family lessons guide first-generation college graduateMatthew Johns is a first-generation college graduate who almost didn’t attend college. It was the encouragement from his grandfather that drove him to pursue a manufacturing engineering degree from Georgia Southern University.